There’s been a lot of talk lately about staying healthy and on track during exams. We understand how stressful this time of the year can be but it’s so important to take care of yourself. Here are 7 tips for dealing with the stress and exhaustion that plagues us all during this time of the year.
- Stay Hydrated – While it can be tempting to consume copious amounts of coffee during your study sessions try to opt for something a little healthier. Our favorites include fresh pressed juices, fruit infused water, and herbal teas. Keep the jitters and anxiety to a minimum by avoiding caffeine. You’ll feel more hydrated, calm and collected.
- Fuel Your Body – We’re all guilty of grabbing the nearest and easiest meal. However, these quick meals often lack the protein and nutrients needed to power your long study session. Keep your focus sharp by maintaining a balanced diet. Our exam season staples are eggs, avocados, tuna, veggies, hummus, nuts, and fruit. Fuel your body, fuel your brain.
- Workout – Your body needs to exercise. Don’t skip your workouts for study sessions. Be mindful of your body. You need to release stress and sweat. Plus, a good sweat session is guaranteed to make you more productive when you hit the books.
- Walk – Your body and brain cannot handle studying for hours on end with no break. Take a walk, even if it’s only 10 minutes and breathe in some fresh air. We love going for a walk to the water and taking a few moments to reset.
- Sleep – All nighters don’t help anything or anyone. Your health is more important than any exam. Plan your studying schedule and stick to it. Study effectively by turning off your cell phone and focusing in on the task at hand. This will enable you to be able to get those 8(+) hours a night. Your body needs this time to help you function properly. Sweet Dreams!
- Space – Avoid studying in a dark library that lacks windows. Instead, choose a study space with lots of natural light and bright colors. In Halifax, we love the new Public Library and Coburg Coffee House. In Newfoundland, the QEII Library has big windows to let the sunlight flood in.
- You’re Enough – Please remember that your worth is not determined by your grades. You’re so much more than any number or any letter. Work hard and do your best. Move on.
We want to wish you all the best in your studies this exam period. Good luck & work hard.